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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 17, 2006 6:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Favorite Non-Jerry Solo

Other than Jerry's unparalleled work and mastery, I was lookin at some of the other guitarists work, specifcally solos, that really hit me. The first that always comes to mind is Gilmour's solo in Comfortably Numb. I don't know if I can name a song where the solo is such an intricate part of the whole song, not just acting as a break in the song, but actually playing a crucial part in the storytelling, conveying the feeling of a really bad drug experience (many of us can relate to this, unfortunately)perfectly. Anytime anyone asks me "So, what's a bad trip like?", I tell them to listen to that. Incredible combination of absoulte fear and amazing beauty at the same time. No matter how many times I hear that song, it will always make me sit back and say "wow, that fucker's hit the nail on the head"
Second would probably go to Carlos Santana's solo on "Song of the Wind" from Caravanserai. Makes my jaw drop every time. If you could put the Sistine Chapel to music, it would sound like Carlos on that song.
What are some of you favorite solos? Not overall artists, but specific solos in specific songs. Beuller? Beuller?

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2006-12-18 02:06:47

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Dec 17, 2006 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Non-Jerry Solo

Not totally improv, but if you listen to Miles throughout sketches of Spain, you are transported there.

Another favored solo is David Lindley on Jackson Browne's "Late For The Sky." Absoulutely heart shattering. His work on the whole LP is pehenomenal.

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Dec 17, 2006 6:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Non-Jerry Solo

My first girlfriend was a big Jackson fan, turned me on to that record. I was blown away by the guitar work--was a huge Lindley fan from then on.

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Dec 17, 2006 6:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Non-Jerry Solo

I always thought Duane's slide work on One Way Out was incredible. Also Hendrix' Machine Gun. Richard Thompson on Calvary Cross (he fans like Jer on the Dew). Many others come to mind, but I'll leave it there.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 17, 2006 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Non-Jerry Solo

Good call on Miles. When I was in Spain, I spent one day in the hills outside of Segovia with a Walkman playing that album. Georgeous stuff.

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Poster: darkstar92772 Date: Dec 18, 2006 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Non-Jerry Solo

This is tough one considering that there is soo much out there that I haven't heard. Duane's solo on Statesboro Blues is probably one of favorites. At least that's what made me want to play guitar. Having gone through my archives lately and re-hearing Randy Rhoads after alot of years I would have to say that the solo he plays on Crazy Train has got to rank up there with the greats. It has everything, melodic, precise, and just blazingly fast. It's too bad that his style was ripped off so much in the the 80's that sometimes he overlooked among the greats.

Also the guitar break by Peter Green on Fleetwood Mac's Kiln House is outstanding. While it's not a flashy solo his tone is nothing less than perfect.

In no particular order:
David Gilmour - Pigs (Three Different Ones)
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Little Wing
Warren Haynes w/ Blues Traveler - Mountain Song (yeah the one from the Busch Beer commercial wtf?)
Dickey Betts/Duane Allman - Blue Sky

Anyway good thread. This is just off the top of my head.

Good day to all

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Poster: TheGreat_and_Knowledgable Date: Dec 18, 2006 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Non-Jerry Solo

Trey Anastasio on Stash always comes to mind
Hendrix on Little Wing is great

A lot of Eric Claptons work is good, particularly this thing i watched last night, on comcast on demand --> music --> concert.tv theres an eric clapton and friends show (45 mins or so) and the first jam has great sax and guitar solos. I love that video, any1 with comcast plz watch

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 17, 2006 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Non-Jerry Solo

Interesting question.

FZ's on Inca Roads from Overnite Sensation is right up there. And it always sends a chill down my spine when I hear him kick back into the solo following the band credits at the end of Muffin Man on Bongo Fury.

Steve Howe at the end of the live version of Siberian Khatru from Yessongs.

Two words: Santana Europa

Not a guitar solo, but I always agreed with the liner notes on Strikin' It Rich by Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks: that violin by Sid Page during I Scare Myself might literally cause you to steer your car into oncoming traffic.

David Gilmour: Time from DSOTM

And a couple of other classic rock oldies but goodies: Stranglehold from Nugent (a god-awful song, but an undeniably brilliant electric rock guitar solo) and when Frampton drops the voice box tube out of his mouth in Do You Feel Like We Do really bumps it up a notch.

Throw in just about any damned thing George did with The Beatles and you'll hear nary a peep of an argument from me.

Al DiMeola: anything from the Return to Forever Romantic Warrior album, especially the title cut.

And Pete didn't do too shabby on Live At Leeds, either.


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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 18, 2006 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Non-Jerry Solo

Hey Bryan E- grab the Zappa Plays Zappa from the Pageant off dimeadozen.org Very decent recording.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Dec 18, 2006 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Non-Jerry Solo

Frank Zappa doing Black Napkins/Torture Never Stops on Zoot Allures. Rockin' his ass off!

"His Carvin style was well rehearsed"

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Poster: dyermaker81 Date: Dec 19, 2006 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Non-Jerry Solo

Mine was actually Tom Petty a few years back when i saw him. It was during It's Good to Be King

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